There were 28 mass attacks (during which three or more persons were harmed) carried out in public places within the U.S. in 2017. The attacks resulted in losses of 147 lives, with nearly 700 others injured.
“Violence stemming from patients and patient visitors present considerable risk and concern to the healthcare industry. Healthcare Facilities (HCFs) should establish specific violence prevention and aggression management policies, processes and practices to deter, identify and manage violent events.”
To address smash-and-grab car break-ins at the seven parking garages owned by the Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco officials are upping their game on security measures. Since May, the SFMTA has added high-definition security cameras, license plate readers, protective fencing, intercom systems and, in some locations, police officers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The global market for city surveillance equipment surpassed $3 billion in 2017, and it’s expected to grow at an average annual rate of 14.6 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report from IHS Markit.